Monthly Archives: February 2011

Design Ideas Inspired by Amsterdam

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Here are some design details I noticed while in Amsterdam this past week – is there any potential for implementing in the DIY Streets project? Advertisements

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New Language Pages

Just to let everyone know that we now have project overviews translated into Polish, Somali, and Turkish. The tabs for each are at the top along with the other page options. The translations provide an overview of the project and … Continue reading

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We are on Twitter

Just a quick reminder that we are on twitter here. If you are not using twitter at the moment it is worth considering since it can prove to be a fantastic information resource. On our project feed we receive updates from … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Deep Clean

The Safer Neighbourhoods Team are planning a West Green ward ‘Week of Action’ for the week commencing the 14th March (date tbc), which will involve Clean Sweeps, litter picks, licensing visits etc. Hopefully a member of the council’s Anti Social Behaviour Action … Continue reading

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Eleven Principles for Creating Great Community Places

A useful article that outlines the eleven principles for creating great community places, which has been taken from the New York based Project for Public Spaces (click here) The Project for Public Spaces also provide an overview of what exactly constitutes the … Continue reading

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Cafe Opening

Veronica has noticed that there is a cafe opening up on Langham Parade and kindly took this photo. Does anyone know any more about it? I wonder if we can incorporate some room for outdoor seating into our plans. Good … Continue reading

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Yeah, but that is in Oxford…

One reaction to Ted’s talk, from a couple of weeks ago, was to mention that the idea of a DIY Street is easier to realise in Oxford than Turnpike Lane because, well, Oxford is Oxford. However, it is worth menting that one … Continue reading

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Chalking up the Dog Mess – Resident Comments

A comment received yesterday from a resident in the neighbourhood: “Last week lots of dog mess was circled and `Haringey removed the offending mess on Friday. I noticed on Monday that no new dog mess had landed on our streets … Continue reading

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New York City’s Winter Traffic Calming

This short film from NYC-based Streetfilms shows how the recent heavy snow in the city has brought about some pretty effective temporary traffic calming, which cleary makes a case for installing these measures on a more permanent basis. You can … Continue reading

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Save Our Libraries Day

Jim has mentioned the fact that tomorrow is save Our Libraries Day, organised by people/authors to protest the proposed closures of libraries as a result of the cuts. There are a number of events happening at various libraries in the … Continue reading

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